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clothes, entered the visitors' area. he introduced himself told us he he came to pay his respects. i saw the flowers and letters that came. envelopes addressed to the hon. senator. and others just plain to george. the postmarks were from vermilion, washington, d.c., ariz., colorado, iowa. some cards but mostly were handwritten letters. a special interest to me was the back of an envelope. someone drew a big red heart with the message, from your waitress. this was the face of those who call him their senator. these were his people, may he rest in peace. [applause] >> we're going to sing together the song that ann said george thought should be the national anthem. please turn to page 696 and we will sing, "america the beautiful." ♪ o beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain america, america god shed his grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea ♪ ♪ o beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life america, america may god
there was a gun around. not that he had used it. so a gun enhancement, mandatory gun enhancement from the judge that entered the sentence said it was an outrage. it was unjust. but 55 years. this is the kind of human toll in this country. we don't just need to legalize marijuana, we need to end drug prohibition, just like we ended alcohol prohibition and treat drug use and abuse as a public health and education issue and get it entirely out of the criminal justice system. [cheers and applause] we have the highest incarceration rate. we have 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prison population. we have more people in prison and in jails in this country on drug offenses than western europe has in their prisons and jails on all offenses. this has to end. we the american people need to come together, right, left, it doesn't matter about partisanship. we need to demand immediately an end to this insane war on drugs. [applause] >> virgil goode. >> i am an advocate of a balanced budget, and i would cut federal spending on the war on drugs. however, drug use is primarily a state issue,
unemployment by using energy, by expanding tourism, by working hard to change our regulatory system, and if we face the fundamental realities, we can fix this. we only need one thing. we need leadership in the white house and congress. we need leadership in the business community. >> can this come significantly down? >> you asked if this is the new normal. >> that is the choice americans are going to make on election day. i think most americans would say no. the american spirit is alive and well. that will help us grow the economy. but you have to look at some fundamentals. for manufacturers it is more expensive than any other country in the world. that is after you take out the cost of labor. when you look at our policies on taxes and energy and our regulatory regime, at those are the things making it more expensive. makes it difficult for them to invest and create jobs. it is not just manufacturing. you see that across the entire business community. >> is that it? fix those policy issues, and whatever else is happening in america will be extended again? >> this is a bright spot. we should re
for the iowa 4th district u.s. house seat. steve king is running for a sixth term. he is challenged by christie vilsack. aehihier debate is on iow public television. steve king -- and this special edition of live press, liv iowam carroll. wantis iiowa banks know you honest advice for your goals. if it is buying a new home or funding retirement. iowabank.com. >> federal funding was provided banks. saving carroll county state banks. st. francis hospital. commercial savings bank. the bank that grows from a strong foundation. information is found at esbcarroll.com. >> for more than 40 years, iowa press has brought newsmakers from across iowa and beyond. we bring debates in each of iowa's four districts. from the santa marina winery, here is dean. the shifting population creates the 4th district. urban cities join sioux city and the rurlal district steve king has represented for 10 years. he's been winning reelection by comfortable margins, getting a fifth term -- but redistricting, drawing in ames and the iowa state university may dillute the republican dominance. christie vilsack moved to ames to
ago, i made the decision to go back and use what i know i am in a unique situation to take what i know and apply it to the education community and say we can make special education better. there are ways we can use the data we collect. i have to say i am a little proud of this, too. i am proud of standing up at this point of time. i wanted to be a politician. i did not do it because i wanted power. i did it because, after september 11, i wanted to find a way to serve my country. i was too old to join the army. i thought about applying to the fbi. i should never have a gun in my hand. [laughter] this, i can do. i can stand up and speak and contribute to the conversation. i am very proud of this and proud of you guys because everybody has talked to me and said, we can do better. we, the electorate, can increase the conversation. we can make government better. i will answer the other part of the question, something i would take back. i was offered a job at amazon. [laughter] thank you. >> 30 seconds. >> in addition to governmental experience i am proud to make it back through the recessio
, democratic dr. richard carmona, the former u.s. surgeon general. congressman jeff flake. and libertarian mark victor. each candidate will have a opportunity for an opening statement. the honor goes to richard carmona. >> thanks, ted. i am happy to be with you and my colleagues. this is an opportunity -- the fact of the matter is is that over a year ago when my colleagues first approached me, the cops, the firemen and ems personnel, and said there is an open seat, you should run. the first thing i said, is i will run as far away from washington as i can. i have been there. i was not sure i wanted to go back to the dysfunction. the more i thought about it, i realized that we need leadership there. this gridlock has hurt our nation. we have a fiscal cliff. congress has stalled. i have been very fortunate in my life. my mom only wanted one of her kids to graduate from high school i have been able because of a great country to get an education and go to medical school, to be a police officer and a professor. that is because we have a country that is full of opportunity. >> your time's up. dr. carm
is also a line which has been relatively peaceful, and that has been the disengagement line between us and syria, which has lasted since 1974 to today. 38 years? 38 years of a line, which we have preserved the road to peace -- i think that is a big achievement for both sides. >> yes. >> hi, my name is julie. i am here with human events. thank you for your time today. i am wondering what you make of the fact that the main suspect in last year's iranian plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united states pled guilty in a u.s. court yesterday. what does this maybe say about what the iranian government is willing to do? >> well, it did not need this particular case in order to prove once again that the iranians have been involved in terrorist activities against persons, against states, against countries for a long period of time. iran uses terrorism as a major tool of its international relations. it is as simple as all that. iran has plotted against others as well, individuals as well, and has also been shipping arms and equipment into areas inside the middle east. syria is one c
the only place to go. >> live coverage for the iowa 4th district u.s. house seat. steve king is running for a sixth term. he is challenged by christie vilsack. their debate is on iowa public television. steve king -- and this special edition of iowa press, from carroll. steve king has been winning reelection by comfortable margins, getting a fifth term with 2/3 of the votes cast two years ago. redistricting may be diluting that republican dominance. that is what democrats kristi ville sec may have been hoping when she moved halfway across the state, declaring candidacy for the congressional seat. she has been traveling the state as i will's the first lady during husband tom vilsack's tenure. both of you are familiar with the format. we are in a different setting. we have an audience and television viewers. they promise to not sure at all. -- not sure at all. the questions will be coming from brett awyworth and kay henderson. >> you said being a woman was not a barrier to run for public office. do you want voters to vote for you because you are a woman? >> not at all. i think the delegat
trying to kill energy, who are you betting on? >> in california they're saying to us to allow the winter fuel blend to be used early changes the price by 50 cents a gallon. they have been paying $5 a gallon in california. >> like the europeans. >> california is america, if we don't change. that is the scary part. we can see the future. just look at california. no one would want to go there. stop trying to be the federal government is the message to california. they need to pull back from their own regulations. i do think that we have this opportunity that it all fits under a growth leg. i think we would say -- and governor kasich is looking at this and governor davis is working on it, so you take the energy issue and say now i can fix some of the infrastructure needs that have been piling up. if we start doing that, we will be short on labor in this country. we will need to retrain the people who are not trained or skilled. the potential is enormous if there's any vision and any leadership. >> we will take questions in a moment. first i want to ask about the front page of the new york ti
opportunities. that is what the women of america are concerned about and the answers are coming from us and not from barack obama. [applause] philip was the first questioner and asked about gas prices. he wants to know why they have gone up so much. the president's answer -- he said the economy has gotten stronger [laughter] on that basis, when we have a recovery, gasoline prices would probably go up to six or $7. is that what he is saying? this is a classic non-answer. it is pretty clear that when it comes to his policies and answers and his agenda, he is pretty much running on fumes. the american people want real answers and a real agenda and that is what paul ryan and i will become the next president and vice president of the united states. [applause] we take america to two very different places and that is clear by virtue of what you have heard over the last two debates and you will hear over the last one as well. the president will put an america in place that has about $20 trillion in debt, killing the american dream for your kids. if i become president, i will take the action to
introduction? i want to thank the rams for hosting us here today. i appreciate you guys. outstandingur senator tom, congressman bruce, another congressman who has i guess professor right here dave, to of my oldest friends in iowa, your attorney general tom miller and your treasurer mike fits jerraled. and i'm thrilled to see all of you and i hope you're enjoying the warm weather. >> i love you. >> i love you back. [applause] >> i just want to know -- look, i'm from chicago and i campaigned in iowa in january so this is basically the warmest you will be for the next six months. now i've come back to this college today to ask each of you for one big thing. i'm asking for your vote. i'm asking for your vote. [applause] in iowa you can vote today, today, as long as you're registered before october 27, you can vote right up to election day. in fact, you can go vote right after this event at the cole library. and anyone can find out how to register and vote. so iowa, are you going to vote for me today if you haven't already voted? [applause] i need you. now as many of you know, we had our second deb
you for coming. i want to thank those who are joining us on c-span. on behalf of the national press club we're honored to have with us the senior senator from new york charles schumer. the senator will address the topic of tax reform. i just want to say i think this is an appropriate topic following a columbus day weekend. in club bus' time the prevailing weekend that there were dragons right over the horizon and most people thought the world was flat and anyone setting nauf a journey would go off the cliff. columbus thought he could find a new route. and today we're going to be exploring new tax reform and how to avoid a fiscal cliff. the senator will speak for about 20 to 25 minutes and then we will open up to questions. senator? >> ok. thank you, jamie for that very timely introduction. i want to thank the national press club. here's what i said yesterday at the new york city columbus day parade to the many bystanders. [speaking foreign language] that means everyone's italian. so it's tomorrow. so i'm back to not being italian anymore. there is perhaps no issue more complex than
as slightly democratic. this is just ♪ >> good evening. welcome to clayton chamber u.s. senate debate. my name is mike bush. i will be your moderator for this evening. first, we need to thank our presenting event sponsor, the law firm of hush blackwell, and our media sponsors, ksdk news channel 5, st. louis public radio, and the st. louis business journal. ksdk is televising this broadcast live to its affiliates across missouri. st. louis public radio is doing the same. the broadcasts is also been streamed live on ksdk.com and stlpublicradio.org. we also invite you to take part on social media on twitter. finally, our appreciation to the city police and fire department, as well as the school district of clayton for hosting tonight's event. before we begin, i'd like to review the debate format. each candidate will give a 3- minute opening statement and a 3-minute closing statement. next, our panel will ask questions of both candidates. both candidates will answer the same question and have one and half minute to do so. rebuttals will be at the discretion of the moderator and will have 45 second
. this debate comes to us from dallas, courtesy of wfaa tv. ted cruz is the former salaam -- solicitor general and paul sadler is a former member of the texas house. live coverage on c-span. >> to protect you in washington -- >> billions -- millions of americans are standing up, saying, we want our country back. >> ted cruz -- >> i would like to turn around the out of control spending. >> self-anointed a true texas conservative. >> or paul sadler, the underdog east texas attorney. >> do not you anoint him yet. >> a democrat rich in experience to forge bipartisan reform, but short on cash and name recognition. >> i will be right here in texas where i belong. >> the man behind the message. >> can we take the u.s. senate? >> is cruz vs sadler -- the belo debate. >> good evening everyone. thank you for joining us for the belo debate, ted cruz vs paul sadler. we are living from wfaa's studios in dallas. we want to welcome the words across the state. the two u.s. senate candidates, republican ted cruz and democrat paul sadler, are debating for the first time before the november election. it is a rac
either party has been serious about immigration. both parties have demagogued on it, but they have used it to rally their base rather than rolling up their sleeves in -- a andn -- and solving the problem. we need to remain a nation that does not as welcome, but celebrates our immigrants. over 50 years ago, my father came as an immigrant when he was 18, not speaking english, working as a dishwasher. >> i want to know, again, what would you do it for the illegal immigrants already here? mitt romney says self-deport during the primary. do you agree with that? do you agree with mass deportations? >> i think the first thing we need to do is secure the borders, fix the problem. hold on a minute. but i said it is a staged approach. this second step related to that is put in place a strong verifying system so employers will face sanctions for hiring people illegally. and have a safe harbor if they comply with the system. if we drive up the job market, -- dry up the job market, if we secure the borders, that is how we solve that problem. >> you tell so many lies, it is unbelievable. you have ac
any fresh ideas, use scare tactics to scare voters. if you do not have a good record, paint your opponent as someone people should run from. >> what we said then and what i have always agreed, let younger americans have a voluntary choice of making their money work faster for them. what we are saying is no changes for anybody 55 and above. the kind of changes we're talking about for younger people, do not increase the benefits for wealthy people. >> quickly, vice president. >> all the studies show if we went with social security proposal made by mitt romney, if you are in your 40's now, you will pay $2,600 less in social security. the idea of changing, to cut the benefits for people without taking other action to make it work, it is absolutely the wrong way. these guys have not been big on medicare from the beginning. their party has not been big on medicare from the beginning. they have always been about social security as little as you can do. who do you trust on this? a man who introduced a bill that would raise it $6,400 a year, knowing it and passing it? or me and the presid
, while not what it used to be, certainly a hard-core exile community that believes in the embargo and his hardcore with issues relating to cuba, but there are second- and third- and fourth-generation cuban-americans that have more distance from castro and the regime and are more likely to vote democrat and more likely to not favor the continuation of the embargo. host: roy, go ahead. caller: i live about five miles away from lynn university, and i felt a strong empathic connection to my candidate mitt romney that night had i been moderating, i would have grilled mitt romney a little bit more on his domestic policy. on the home front, i am just wondering if mr. romney and his wife are ever going to consider taking another position, or are they going to keep bumping their private sectors in missionary, grinding their knees? host: we will move on. just for those who may have missed this, for election night 2012, what will you be watching for? guest: i am going to be watching the democratic margin in broward, dade, and palm beach counties. it is critical for the president that he has very lar
us a call. we still have that line set up for nevada residents. will go right now to joe in richmond, indiana, on the republican line. caller: thank you very much. i'd appreciate you taking our calls -- i appreciate you taking our calls. nevada definitely has a need as far as support and things like this. i truly feel president obama has had four years which we hear a lot of rhetoric but the truth is in the fruits of the person. we need to desperately turn our country to where our economy can be brought back. i feel governor romney would fill that for us. we need to take a stand for what is right. we need to take a look at what they have done. the background parts of the world with a reach out and do things that are right. i just encourage all the voters in nevada to truly look at what their needs are and what promises have been given. host: will go to one of those voters in nevada on the democratic line. caller: how are you today? basically what i wanted to know is when the democrats took the presidential race, they inherited a tremendous mess. do you really think that the republica
the world with insights that god gave us our rights and not the government. [cheers and applause] these are rights which we have. i love america. my confidence in the future comes from my passion for this country and for the people of this country. do you realize how unusual we are as a people? i do not know how it began, but it is here. it is in our hearts. some years ago when i was serving as governor of my state, the then president of israel came to boston. i happen to have a lunch with him in someone's apartment. someone said to him, "what you think about america's involvement in iraq?" he said, "before i answer that, i need to put this into context." america is the greatest nation in the history of earth. i say this because of this -- in the history of the earth, whenever there has been war and conflict, the nation that wins takes land away from the nation that loses because land has always been the source of value on the planet." he said, "one nation in history, one nation, has laid on the lives of hundreds and thousands of its sons and daughters and has taken no land. amer
actually, it is a bit more than that. but we do not need is a tax increase that will cost us 700,000 jobs. two years ago, the president said you do not want to raise taxes in a bad economy. the economy was better than that it is now. ladies and gentleman, this is a big choice. it is not only about taxes. it is about freedom. it is about our principles. it is about our country. it is about the idea of our country. america is so much more than a country with a flag. it is an idea. these ideas make us who we are. they make us special. i will see something that in washington is considered out of date or wrong, and it is this -- america is an exceptional nation. we are not afraid to say so. [cheers and applause] >> usa! usa! usa! >> we have a chance to get ourselves on the right track. we have a chance to vote for someone who will protect our freedoms. he will lead to protect our religious freedom. he will protect our second amendment rights. ladies and gentlemen, right here in virginia, we have a big choice to make. america has a big choice to make. america will make the right choice
never allow that. [laughter] >> i think that captures it great. to say that many of us do hope to see more when we watch these debates. more of the candidates. more of the journalists. but we expect far less. we know from experience now what happens. and we know that, by and large, it neither candidate does anything outrageous, the attention goes to those small things we have got to talk about for the next 24 hours for the remainder of the election. >> are we entering an era in which the rhetorical measurement is if you lose as opposed to if you win. would you say that is the circumstance to which candidates -- winning is nice, but not losing is the thing. >> that could be what they are looking at. the risk factor is so high, but not losing is sometimes more important. this year for obama in particular. >> the fact that the headline seems to be -- the gaff ise of the headline. >> -- the gaffe is the headline. >> i am wondering what would be the most important thing for me to look at when i am watching the debate. what would be the number 1. the debate is open. what should i be looking
are the resources that can be brought to bear that traditionally are not used in these kinds of disaster situations. for example, there may be military assets that help was moved equipment -- us move equipment to make sure the flooding and pumping out the water in new york city can move more quickly. there may be resources to bear to help. private utilities get their equipment and personnel in place so we can get power up and running as soon as possible. so my message to the governors and mayors and through them to the communities that have been hit so hard is that we are going to do everything we can to get resources to you and make sure any unmet need is identified. we are responding to it as quickly as possible. i told the mayors and governors if they're getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. obviously the state and local federal response is important, but what we do as a community, what we do as neighbors and fellow citizens is equally important. a couple of things i want the public to know they can do. first of all, because
. i have decided for our final debate, i have to go back to the strategy i used to compare -- prepare for the first debate. i am kidding. i want to make you sweat. [laughter] in all seriousness, i could not be more honored to be here this evening. i am honored to be with leaders in both the private and public sectors, particularly the extraordinary work done by the catholic church. [applause] it is written in scripture that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance character, and character, hope. this country has fought through very tough years together. we have come as far as we have mainly because the perseverance and character of ordinary americans. it says something about who we are as people that at the middle of an election season, opposing candidates can share the same stage. people from all parties come together to support a worthy cause. i want to thank governor romney for joining me because i admire him very much as a family man and a loving father and those are two titles that will always matter more than any political ones. [applause] we may have different politi
you for your service and use you as a conduit for so many men and women who have added to what otherwise would not be there in the way of security and protection. with that, we stand adjourned. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> see the vice-presidential debate tomorrow night live on c- span, c-span's radio, and online at c-span.org. watch and engage. coming up on c-span, tonight's massachusetts senate debate between scott brown and the democratic challenger, elizabeth warren. that is followed by the arizona senate debates with 300 candidates. on tomorrow morning's washington journal, a professor discusses the impact of vice presidential debates on past elections. then a look at two house races. the executive director of the national republican congressional committee, and the executive director of the democratic campaign committee. "washington journal" live every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, senator scott brown and elizabeth warren meet in a televised debate. in 2010, senator b
, the entirety of it, not just e- verify, that's his policy, and it won't help us grow. when we think about immigration, we have to understand there are folks all around the world who still see america as the land of promise and they provide us energy and they provide us innovation, and they start companies like intel and google and we want to encourage that. now, we've got to make sure we do it in a smart way, a comprehensive way, and we make the legal system better. but when we make this into a divisive political issue and when we don't have bipartisan support -- i can deliver, governor, a whole bunch of democrats to get comprehensive immigration reform done and we can't -- we have not seen republicans serious about this issue at all and it's time for them to get serious on it. >> don't go away, because i want you to talk to carey lotka who wants to switch the topic for us. >> i'm here. ok, hi, carey. >> good evening, mr. president. >> what's your name? >> carey. >> great to see you. >> this question comes from a brain trust of my friends at global telecom supply in minneola yesterday. we
. >> it is a packed house. 350 audience members join us for the senate debate. >> i'm charles benson. senateelcome the u.s. candidate, republican tommy thompson and democrat tammy baldwin. >> our format tonight makes sense that you and dave between and on moderated questions between the candidates. the candidates will talk with each other on the issues. these will be one-on-one conversations. we will not participate in those exchanges. >> instead, it is a chance for them to challenge their upon it for more detail on their position and have a healthy exchange of ideas. >> you can join the conversation tonight by going to wisconsinvote.org or today pmj4.com for a web chat. our first topic -- jobs and the economy, a subject that was high on the list of voter concerns as we traveled the state. >> jobs is number one. a lot of people, myself included, ended up losing their jobs so i think jobs is the biggest key right now for a wisconsin. >> i am concerned that once i read straight, am i going to be able to find my career? -- once i graduate. >> it is my age that is pulling me down. nobody calls you bac
as much as they used to be. wen your father was there, they the whole week there. back then you had walter cronkite. today you have people on fox news and msnbc's who are not so much reporters but participants. and i think it's also in part because in the old days you didn't switch from majority to minority that frequently. before winning the majoritied that opportunity to begin to implement the majority. and so there's a lack of willingness to cooperate because it might help them win the majority. we're going to spend over $9 million and we had spent three times more in part because of citizen's united and you have all those -- inside? and i mean, you're seeing the differences from when you first came until now? the ability? could you work with tom daschle today? >> sure. can i just say i want to thank governor shars negative for inviting me and my 100-year-old mother and wife both attended the institution, and one was a delta gamma and one was a theta. >> why we may come out of this is because of -- yes, i'm trying to meet someone in that 11%. i'd like to ask him or her what they approve
sense." if we take a balanced approach, that allows us to help young people make sure they can afford to go to college. the teacher i met in las vegas, who describes to me how she has 42 kids and her class, the first two weeks, she has some of them sitting on the floor until they got reassigned. they're using textbooks that are 10 years old. that is not a recipe for growth. that is not how america was built, but it reflects choices. we will have to make decisions. if we are asking for no revenue, that means we have to get rid of a bunch of stuff, and the magnitude of the tax cuts you're talking about would end up and severe hardship for people. it will not help us grow. when you talk about shifting medicaid to states, we are talking about a potential 30% cut. that may not seem like a big deal when it is numbers on a sheet of paper. if we are talking about a family with an autistic kid that depends on that medicaid, that is a big problem. governors are creative. they are not created enough to make up for 30% of revenue on something like medicaid. some people end up not getting help. >>
carolina courtesy of wra -tv in raleigh. >> good evening and thank you for joining us for this third and final televised debate for governor. one of these two people will be the next governor. we will be asking the questions tonight. the candidates are here and they will let us know specifically what their vision is to move north carolina forward for the next four years. we welcome all of you and thank you for joining us. this live debate is being televised across north carolina. we appreciate you being with us tonight and we are confident it will be in light of information for those who either have already voted for plan to vote on november 6. before we get started, let's meet the nominees. one of them will be our next governor. walter delton is finishing his first term as north carolina lieutenant governor. his career began in 1996 as a state senator and served six terms representing rutherford and cleveland counties. pat mccoury became the 53rd mayor of charlotte and served seven terms as the queen city leader. he began his political career in 1989 as a city councilman. >> a few m
institutions. are using a sign a slowdown? >> not quite like that. europe is in a mild recession. the government is going to spend 50% of the money. that will not go down. asia is a slower but it is nothing mystical or different than your read about. united states is fundamentally a stronger than people think, in my opinion. in latin america, some are better and some are slower. >> asia use same syncline about. -- you seem sanguine. >> this in my opinion, but i. they will meet their objective of 7%-8% higher. they are doing this to avoid social unrest and change the infrastructure. it change will be coming and it will be smoothed and continue to form the policies of the government. they have $3 trillion in reserve and a lot of capabilities to maintain growth. they did that that month, literally. they knew what they want to accomplish. i do not think i can do that 10 years from now. they're not building a lot of bridges to nowhere. i think it will work in the immediate term. >> there's a lot of talk about africa. in latin america, we have seen signs of pretty robust growth. >> we'
] where's bob? over there. none of this would be possible and none of us would be here today without these extraordinary work of the center for neighborhood enterprise. we have been friends for many years. [applause] we are here in partnership on behalf of an idea. no matter who your parents are, no matter where you come from, you should have the idea in america -- the opportunity to rise cannot escape poverty, and achieve whatever your god-given talent and hard work enable you to achieve. in so many ways, our nation's history has been a struggle to bring opportunity into life. our nation was founded on the creed that all men are created equal, that we all possess equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. of course, the quality and opportunity has not always been a fact of life in our country. it is something we have had to constantly fight for. it is a cause that continues to this day. even though some many barriers to equality have fallen, too many old inequities persist. too many children, especially african-american and hispanic children, are sent into mediocre
. this is a man who gave 30% of its income to charity, more of the two of us combined. he is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in the country. the vice president knows that sometimes the words do not come out of your mouth the right way. [laughter] >> i always say what i mean. >> we want everybody to succeed. we want to get everybody out of poverty. we believe in opportunity. that is what we're going to push for. >> i have a feeling you have a few things to say. >> the idea, if you heard that soliloquy on 47%, that he just made a mistake, i have a bridge to sell you. i do not doubt his personal generosity. when i was a little younger than the congressman, my wife was in an accident. killed my daughter, and my two sons survived. i have satn the homes of many people. to know they know you have been through it, that they can make it. i do not doubt his personal commitment to individuals. but do you know what? he had no commitment to the automobile industry. he said, let it go bankrupt. all this talk, we saved a million jobs. 200,000 people are working today. i have never met two guys more
, economic issues. one of the things that makes us grow as an economy is when everybody participates and women are given the same fair deal as men are. i have two daughters and i want to make sure they have the same opportunities that anybody's sons have. that is part of what i am fighting for. >> i want to move us along to susan, who has a question. governor, it is for you. >> governor romney, i am an undecided voter because i am disappointed with the lack of progress i have seen in the last four years. however, i do attribute much of america's economic and international problem to the failings and missteps of the bush administration. since both you and president bush are republican, i fear a return to the policies of those years should you win this election. what is the biggest difference between you and george w. bush and how do you differentiate yourself from george w. bush? >> thank you. i appreciate your question. i think i was supposed to get that last question. >> i do not think so. the timekeepers are working. >> this is the last part for the two of you to talk. use this two
. that is not a right strategy for us to move forward. >> what about simpsons bowles? >> i have my own plans. if you want to make adjustments, make it. go to congress and fight for it. >> that is what we have done. >> you have been president for four years. he said he would cut the deficit in half. we still have trillion-dollar deficits. if you are reelected, we will get to a trillion-dollar debt. you have said you will cut the deficit in half. you find $4 trillion in cuts. we still show trillion-dollar deficits every year. that does not get the job done. why is it that i do not want to raise taxes? i do not want to raise taxes on people. in 2010, he said he would extend the tax policies we have now and not raise taxes because when the economy is going slow like this, you should not raise taxes on anyone. the economy is still going slow. it is growing more slowly now than when he made that statement. if he believed the same thing -- the reality is it is not just wealthy people. it is not just donald trump you are taxing. it is the people that employ one-quarter of the workers that are taxed as indiv
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